full fat milk for 6 months old?

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  1. 1st_baby

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    So my MIL came over today and was talking about her kids never drank formula ..they didnt have money so she used full fat milk from day 1 and they came ok and so on..

    She is pushing me to try 3.25% milk on max and says it wont harm him ? is this true ? she said the rule of thumb is once they eat solids including meat and they do ok with that then you can give full fat milk ..I do give him yougurt and it dose not hurt his tummy ..

    I'm tempted to try it out but if i do will it hurt him real bad ? or mabey just an upset tummy (not that i want that either)sorry i know ill get yelled at for wanting to try but so far shes been right

    I thought id ask my mentors first lol:dohh:
     
  2. Serene123

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    Why would you want to try it? What's the point? It's more expensive and could do harm?
     
  3. ColtonsMom

    ColtonsMom Well-Known Member

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    It's not more expensive here, $5 for a gallon of milk; $20 for colton's formula (a can lasts 1.5-2 days).

    I've never tried it though. I dont even know when to start.
     
  4. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    Using Cows Milk this early is a no no, YOu can add it to cereal, and use it to mix other foods at 6 months but not as a drink x
     
  5. fairywings

    fairywings mum to Amy and Angel Ryan

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    I know that you can have full fat milk when in food or on cereal, but I always thought that as a stand alone drink it was not recommended til one as the digestive system in less than 1 year olds has trouble digesting it. I would not risk it if I were you.
     
  6. 1st_baby

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    thanx ill do the mixing but why cant they drink it alone ? sorry :)
     
  7. fairywings

    fairywings mum to Amy and Angel Ryan

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    oh the post above me got about the milk added to stuff. lol :) Too slow! lol
     
  8. 1st_baby

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    can it be mixed with his formula until hes older?
     
  9. fairywings

    fairywings mum to Amy and Angel Ryan

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    I would not recommend mixing them , it isn't worth it to be honest. If he is happy on formula I would leave it with that. :) I have heard of people when their kid is one mixing them and gradually fazing out formula milk but that is because the baby was addicted to formula, lol.
     
  10. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    It's not a digestion problem - it just doesn't contain all the nutrients that they need, including iron, which they will get from formula or breast milk.

    So he probably wouldn't have any reaction to you giving it to him as a drink and using it in cooking (cereal etc) isn't a problem but you still need to give him formula until he's 1 x
     
  11. 1st_baby

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    I hate MIL she always dose this leaves me with so many dam questions ..Id love to try him on milk for sure ..what if I were to give him cows milk at night and formula during the day or mabey one bottle in the am and one in the pm the rest would be formula ?

    oh man im a confused :(
     
  12. fairywings

    fairywings mum to Amy and Angel Ryan

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    Midwives and health visitors and books I have read have said is is too hard to digest? I know another reason is the nutrients, but I have heard that about digestion . . . :(
     
  13. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    Why do you want to give it to him? As long as he's getting the recommended minimum amount of formula there's no harm in letting him taste it though x
     
  14. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    Oh, I didn't know that - sorry! I thought as they could have it in food, and dairy products like cheese, yogurt etc the digestion wasn't a problem but it was just because they needed more than the nutrients it has in it x
     
  15. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    From food standards agency...

    Didn't know about the salt either x
     
  16. fairywings

    fairywings mum to Amy and Angel Ryan

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    I know, I would have thought so, too. Contradicts itself a bit, doesn't it? Lol. Didn't know that about the salt either . . .
     
  17. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    why try it when formula is nutritionally superior to cows milk?? 12 months is when they can drink cows milk as a main drink, u can only add it to recipies before then.
     
  18. ~KACI~

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    Don't be confused

    I would probably advise that you stick with formula, mix with his food at 6months and maybe if you feel like it let him have a taste at 10 ish months, but still keep him on his formula. maybe at 10months let him try at as a drink , like you would give him water or juice, keep his formula the same and the change him over to cows milk at 12months or maybe a couple of weeks earlier if you feel like it, It doesn't have to be on his birthday if you get me x
     
  19. 1st_baby

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    ty girls ure all awsome ..i think im gonna hold out on milk for now no need to rush him growing up right lol
     
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    https://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/milk/milk-supplements.html
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